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SHU Physics Colloquium Speaker - Dr. Carolyn Sealfon of Princeton University
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Dr. Carolyn Sealfon
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On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. in McNulty Hall's Helen Lerner Amphitheatre (Sc 101), Dr. Carolyn Sealfon, Ph.D., Associate Director of Science Education at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey will present a lecture in the Department of Physics' Colloquium series entitled "Active Learning: Science or Fad?".

Recently, the United States of America President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the American Association of Universities task force
have issued calls to action to transform undergraduate science
education in the United States. Dr. Sealfon will explore why these task forces have made these recommendations looking at how the evidence-based teaching approaches might be adopted in the United States to remain globally competitive.

As the Associate Director of Science Education, Dr. Carolyn Sealfon plays a leadership role in Princeton University's new initiative to integrate empirically-validated teaching strategies across the undergraduate general education science and engineering courses. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Assistant Professor of Physics at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Her research applies Bayesian statistical methods to constrain models of the structure and evolution of the universe. She received her Ph.D. in cosmology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and her B.A. in physics from Cornell University in 2001.

For more information please contact:
Jose Lopez
(973) 761-9057


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